Letter from Dec Dexter to Phyllis Dexter



Letter from Dec Dexter to Phyllis Dexter


Writes that he hopes communication with the family is working and encourages sister on her future employment opportunities post war. In a separate section talks of life in Canada. Although appears to be written at Moncton the letter was posted in Montgomery Alabama, United States.




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Three page handwritten letter and envelope


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Miss P.C. Dexter.
60 Branwen Court.
ST. John’s Wood.
[underlined] London. N.W.8. [/underlined]
[underlined] ENGLAND [/underlined]
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My letter from [indecipherable name]
Thought you’d like to see it.
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1387607 L.A.C. Dexter K.I.
31 P.D. R.A.F.
Moncton N.B.
[underlined] Canada. [/underlined]
3rd. January 1942
My dear old [underlined] Phyl. [/underlined]
Just a hurried note to thank you for your letter which reached me via Manchester & Moncton. I do hope that my letters, parcels etc are reaching Con and I’ve asked her to send them to you and Sheila – I knew she would anyway – so have’nt [sic] written direct before. So much has happened that it takes some writing twice! All I wish is that someday you all will see these things for yourselves – I’m really no good at describing such things. The colours of a sunset down here are wizard. We’re not so far away from the tropics and it seems strange to see leafless trees with a temperature of 70 in the shade!
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Still it rains now and again straight down in torrents and when its cold which it sometimes is its that penetrating variety – nasty.
Now don’t you worry about your job and that sort of thing. I’m sure everything will be all right and equally certain that you’ll drop into a damned good job in your own line when the war is over. Its [sic] your just reward for working so hard at a job that you don’t like and sticking it like that. We all admire you very much for it, my dear, and I think you’re doing a very fine thing. I never had any doubts that you’d help Con - I know you too well. So don’t worry – it will all work out all right.
Do hope everything is all right with you and that you had a cheery Christmas – also that Con came up to spend it with you. I do wish I could have been there. I thought if you all a good deal and at 5 pm on 31st. Dec. wished you all a mental “Happy New Year”.
We’re having quite a cheery
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time here in spite of everything though we’re only allowed out of camp over the week-ends. Still after a spot of bridge in the evenings we’re so tired we don’t feel like going out. We’re due to move on to a Primary Training School soon and get onto flying again. We’re all looking forward to that.
So all the very best – I think the course here has been very much shortened so may be back sooner than we think.
Love to Libby & especially yourself.
[underlined] Dec. [/underlined]
P.S. Heaps of thanks for doing those socks its jolly decent of you to worry with them. I got a cable from Con on 31st. and a parcel containing my woollen helmet on the 2nd. Also a letter from Mary [indecipherable word]. the same day – all the same way as yours!



Keith Dexter, “Letter from Dec Dexter to Phyllis Dexter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9359.

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